Pastrnak sparks Bruins 5-2 win over Senators

BOSTON (AP) It took a while for players from the Boston Bruins and Ottawa to regain their focus after a scary injury to Senators' forward Scott Sabourin.

When they did, the Bruins took over late in posting yet another win in their torrid start this season.

David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists as the Bruins beat Ottawa 5-2 Saturday night, in a game in which Sabourin was taken to a hospital for evaluation after being taken off on a stretcher.

Sabourin was taken from the ice with his head immobilized following a collision with David Backes in which the players' helmets hit at nearly full speed early in the first period. Sabourin gave the crowd a ''thumbs up'' as he was taken from the arena.

''You've got to try to stay focused, but it's obviously not easy,'' Boston center Patrice Bergeron said. ''In that moment, your thoughts and prayers are with Scott. You hope he's got a speedy recovery and our side the same thing with Backs.''

Backes went to the dressing after Sabourin was taken from the ice and didn't return. The Bruins announced that Backes had an upper-body injury. He was visibly upset, fighting back tears, as medical personnel attended to Sabourin.

Brad Marchand, Danton Heinen, Jake DeBrusk and Bergeron also scored for Boston (10-1-2), which has lost just once in regulation. The Bruins have won five straight.

Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for the Bruins, including eight when Boston was short-handed for six straight minutes.

Anthony Duclair and Connor Brown scored for Ottawa. The Senators (3-8-1) have the NHL's worst record with just seven points. Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots.

After colliding with Backes, Sabourin fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious. There was a large blood spot on the ice under his face.

''There's hatred and all that, but at the end of the day we're all brothers in this game,'' Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki said. ''That could have just as easily been one of us. You just can't help but think about Sabby and his parents and his finacee watching that. It hits you.''

The Senators sent an update on their Twitter saying Sabourin was conscious and speaking with the attending doctors while leaving the arena.

''You don't want to see anyone, anyone on either team lying motionless like that on the ice,'' Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said. ''Our players were emotional and so were their guys.''

Smith said they'd know more about the injury Sunday and he was being kept at the hospital overnight.

Heinen scored 5:43 into the third period, hustling in for a loose puck, to make it 3-2.

While on a power play, Pastrnak skated with the puck and looked as if he was going around the net before sending a pass in front to Marchand, who scored 1:07 later.

''Those are nice,'' Pastrnak said. ''I like those. I'm probably more a goal-scorer than a playmaker. Every time I can set up one of my teammates, I'll do that.''

He has 13 goals and 14 assists this season.

Pastrnak's power-play goal made it 1-0 just 1:17 into the opening period when he outskated defenseman Ron Hainsey to the puck after Boston defenseman Torey Krug sent a long pass that caromed off the backboards. Pastrnak shifted and tucked the puck behind Anderson.

Duclair tied it on a one-timer from the right circle 12:04 into the period.

Pastrnak set up Bergeron's goal, making a soft pass across the crease, to make it 2-1 at 1:51 of the second, but the Senators tied it on Brown's goal that caromed in off the heel of Rask's stick at 3:04.

Marchand was given two minutes for hooking and a double-minor for spearing at the same time early into the second and Rask was splendid.

NOTES: It was Pastrnak's first game since being named the NHL's Player of the Month for October when he put up 12 goals and 12 assists. . Linesman Steve Miller was helped off the ice late in the game. About 10 minutes after it was over, he was being helped down a hallway by two EMTs, favoring his right leg, while they brought him to the officials' room. . The Bruins recalled F Peter Cehlarik from their AHL affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, before the game. ... Senators F Bobby Ryan was a healthy scratch for the second straight game.

UP NEXT

Senators: At the New York Rangers Monday.

Bruins: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.

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123T
OTT3-8-1
1102
BOS10-1-2
1135
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Beaudin C00016/7011:454
M. Borowiecki D02220/0615:103
E. Brannstrom D00000/0014:150
C. Brown RW10031/1022:050
L. Brown C01102/3003:560
T. Chabot D00-330/0025:400
F. Chlapik C00110/0009:561
D. DeMelo D01020/0021:434
A. Duclair LW10140/0016:450
T. Ennis LW00-230/0018:440
R. Hainsey D00000/0017:390
V. Namestnikov LW00-230/0017:481
J. Pageau C00019/7018:484
N. Paul LW00025/2018:452
S. Sabourin RW00010/0000:211
C. Tierney C00-219/9018:534
B. Tkachuk LW00030/1021:002
N. Zaitsev D00-120/0021:300
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Backes RW00000/0000:340
P. Bergeron C111513/6021:160
A. Bjork RW00-100/0012:232
B. Carlo D00-100/0018:501
P. Cehlarik LW00000/1009:551
Z. Chara D00000/0023:541
C. Coyle C00-125/6213:250
J. DeBrusk LW10220/1014:350
M. Grzelcyk D00210/0020:030
D. Heinen LW11230/0014:080
S. Kampfer D00200/0012:031
D. Krejci C00133/10015:571
T. Krug D01-150/0019:160
S. Kuraly C00-125/4012:524
B. Marchand LW11022/0617:061
C. McAvoy D00020/0021:423
D. Pastrnak RW12030/0016:551
C. Wagner RW00022/4013:121
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)325270.84459:57
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)322300.93860:00
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)32
David Krejci shot on goal (Wrist shot)
OTT:GoalsShots
BOS:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • BOS
      16:16GOAL Jake DeBrusk (Slap shot), Assist: Danton Heinen
    • BOS
      06:50(PP) GOAL Brad Marchand (Snap shot), Assists: David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron
    • BOS
      05:43GOAL Danton Heinen (Wrist shot)
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      03:04GOAL Connor Brown (Wrist shot), Assists: Mark Borowiecki and Dylan DeMelo
    • BOS
      01:51GOAL Patrice Bergeron (Wrist shot), Assists: David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      12:04GOAL Anthony Duclair (Wrist shot), Assists: Logan Brown and Mark Borowiecki
    • BOS
      01:17(PP) GOAL David Pastrnak (Wrist shot), Assist: Torey Krug
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • OTT
      06:11Mark Borowiecki penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      17:20Mark Borowiecki penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • OTT
      13:53Mark Borowiecki penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • BOS
      06:08Brad Marchand penalty Spearing - 4 min.
    • BOS
      06:08Brad Marchand penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • BOS
      05:03Boston penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Peter Cehlarik
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • BOS
      07:40Charlie Coyle penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • OTT
      46.0Ottawa penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Brady Tkachuk
TEAM STATS
OTT
BOS
Shots on Goal3232
Goals in Power Play02
Faceoff Wins3230
Penalties44
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties44
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
OTT
Shots on Goal32
Goals in Power Play0
Faceoff Wins32
Penalties4
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties4
Misconducts0
123T
OTT3-8-1
1102
BOS10-1-2
1135
STARS OF THE GAME
6.3%SHOT %15.6%
0.000%SAVE %0.000%
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Beaudin C00016/7011:454
M. Borowiecki D02220/0615:103
E. Brannstrom D00000/0014:150
C. Brown RW10031/1022:050
L. Brown C01102/3003:560
T. Chabot D00-330/0025:400
F. Chlapik C00110/0009:561
D. DeMelo D01020/0021:434
A. Duclair LW10140/0016:450
T. Ennis LW00-230/0018:440
R. Hainsey D00000/0017:390
V. Namestnikov LW00-230/0017:481
J. Pageau C00019/7018:484
N. Paul LW00025/2018:452
S. Sabourin RW00010/0000:211
C. Tierney C00-219/9018:534
B. Tkachuk LW00030/1021:002
N. Zaitsev D00-120/0021:300
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Backes RW00000/0000:340
P. Bergeron C111513/6021:160
A. Bjork RW00-100/0012:232
B. Carlo D00-100/0018:501
P. Cehlarik LW00000/1009:551
Z. Chara D00000/0023:541
C. Coyle C00-125/6213:250
J. DeBrusk LW10220/1014:350
M. Grzelcyk D00210/0020:030
D. Heinen LW11230/0014:080
S. Kampfer D00200/0012:031
D. Krejci C00133/10015:571
T. Krug D01-150/0019:160
S. Kuraly C00-125/4012:524
B. Marchand LW11022/0617:061
C. McAvoy D00020/0021:423
D. Pastrnak RW12030/0016:551
C. Wagner RW00022/4013:121
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)325270.84459:57
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)322300.93860:00
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)32
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
OTT3-8-1
1102
BOS10-1-2
1135
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Beaudin C00016/7011:454
M. Borowiecki D02220/0615:103
E. Brannstrom D00000/0014:150
C. Brown RW10031/1022:050
L. Brown C01102/3003:560
T. Chabot D00-330/0025:400
F. Chlapik C00110/0009:561
D. DeMelo D01020/0021:434
A. Duclair LW10140/0016:450
T. Ennis LW00-230/0018:440
R. Hainsey D00000/0017:390
V. Namestnikov LW00-230/0017:481
J. Pageau C00019/7018:484
N. Paul LW00025/2018:452
S. Sabourin RW00010/0000:211
C. Tierney C00-219/9018:534
B. Tkachuk LW00030/1021:002
N. Zaitsev D00-120/0021:300
Total2403232/308-26
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Backes RW00000/0000:340
P. Bergeron C111513/6021:160
A. Bjork RW00-100/0012:232
B. Carlo D00-100/0018:501
P. Cehlarik LW00000/1009:551
Z. Chara D00000/0023:541
C. Coyle C00-125/6213:250
J. DeBrusk LW10220/1014:350
M. Grzelcyk D00210/0020:030
D. Heinen LW11230/0014:080
S. Kampfer D00200/0012:031
D. Krejci C00133/10015:571
T. Krug D01-150/0019:160
S. Kuraly C00-125/4012:524
B. Marchand LW11022/0617:061
C. McAvoy D00020/0021:423
D. Pastrnak RW12030/0016:551
C. Wagner RW00022/4013:121
Total5603230/3210-17
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)325270.84459:57
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)322300.93860:00
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)32
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
OTT3-8-1
1102
BOS10-1-2
1135
TEAM STATS
2.64
GF AVG
3.27
GA AVG
.18
Power Play
3.73
GF AVG
2.18
GA AVG
1.18
Power Play
All times are US/Eastern.